|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Classification||Grand Cru Classé|
90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 15.5% Alc. Picked late, between the 30th September and the 21st October. Inky dark with fine purple edge. Smells and tastes of overripeness, but there's enough real sweetness too, so that it is round and easy, and still finishes well with the sweetness rounding out the tannin buildup and making it all succulent. It's a funny one - a bit of a caricature, but somehow pulls it off. The score very much to be taken with the note - it succeeds in its own terms, so magnifique but it's not really claret. Rating: 92-93 L&S (Apr 2016)
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